- 5K, 10K, & Half Marathon
1. What time do the races start?
10K & Half-Marathon: 9:00am
(Note: Three hour limit. Roads open to public at Noon.)
2. Is there a course map for each race?
course maps available
for each race. See the
race info page and
click on your particular race link. There will be large
course maps posted at the Pavilion and Information Tent for
participant’s viewing as well.
3. What if I want to switch the race I
am participating in?
To switch the race
on race day, you
will need to visit the Trouble Table located in the T-Shirt
Pickup Tent before the start of the race.
There will be a
$10.00 transfer fee for switching events. Last day transfers are
$15.00. Transfer fees are paid with
cash or check on race day.
All changes in timing and scoring need to
be documented by 8:00am on race day.
4. What if I forgot my race number or
You will need to go to the Trouble Table
located in the T-Shirt Pickup Tent to be assigned a new race number and/or chip. All changes in timing and scoring need to be
documented by 8:00am on race day.
5. What if I receive the wrong race number?
Please go to the Trouble Table located in
the T-Shirt Pickup Tent to return the incorrect race number and
someone will assist you in locating the correct race number.
6. Can I pick up my t-shirt before the
T-shirts can be picked up either before or
after your race begins. The t-shirt tent will be ready to
distribute t-shirts beginning at 7:30am throughout the
7. Where are the bathrooms located?
There will be portable bathrooms located
near the 10K, 5K and Half Marathon start line. You can also use
the Minnehaha Park Pavilion bathrooms. A handicapped portable
bathroom will be available near the start/finish of the 10K and
8. Will there be water available before
and after the race?
There will be water and cups set up on
tables in the park for the start of all races. Additionally
there will be bottled water available at the post-race food area
and this will be distributed to all participants of the 2K, 5K, 10K
and Half Marathon events.
9. Is there a bag/clothing drop-off?
Signage for the drop bag location will be
visible on race morning and volunteers ready to
navigate you. Our Information Tent also has
grounds layout information if needed.
We will have bags available to place your
belongings and identify by name and/or bib
number from 6:30-9:00a.m. If you bring a bag it
may be subject to brief inspection but it is
preferred you use our drop bags. Please – no
large duffle bags.
The drop bags are meant to hold light belongings
and non-valuable items. We have not had theft
issues but we do not recommend highly valuable
items are left in your bags that we cannot be
10. Where can I get medical attention?
A first aid tent will be located near the
start/finish line of the 5K, 10K and Half Marathon for your convenience. Medical
attention will be determined and administered by the medical
staff in the first aid tent.
11. Is there a lost and found?
Lost and/or found items are generally
brought to the Information Booth located on the north side of
the Minnehaha Park Pavilion. If something is lost you may check
with the Get in Gear office within 2 weeks of the race to see if
there are unclaimed items. All items unclaimed after two weeks
are given to Goodwill.
12. Are there showers available after
LifeTime Fitness-Highland Park will offer
showers to those participants that show their race number after
the race. You will be asked to fill out a short form for
13. Where do Corporate
Challenge team members
Corporate Challenge team
members will meet along the rock wall on the south side of the
Minnehaha Park Pavilion. There will be signs posted on this wall
with the name of each corporation participating and in alphabetical
order. You will meet with your team members near your
corporation’s designated sign.
14. Where do I line up?
You will line up behind the designated
start line for your race. The 2K start/finish is near the
Bridge and the 5K start is in the same area. The 10K and
Half Marathon start is
located further back (west). The 10K, 5K and Half Marathon finish line are
Elite runners (those with bibs numbered 1-99) line up
at the front with other participants lining up behind them for
The 5K is on your honor for the front line.
runners and walkers line up towards the back. Strollers are only
allowed in the 5K. Though strollers/joggers are allowed on the 5K
course, the road closure timeline is still enforced.
15. Are there mile markers on the
There are mile marker signs posted at each
mile on the 10K, 5K and Half Marathon courses.
16. Are results going to be available?
Unofficial results will be posted outside
the Minnehaha Park Pavilion as soon as the top results are
complete. Results will be posted at
by 5:00pm. For up to two weeks results will
be modified as needed and posted as official on our website.
17. Is there an award ceremony?
We will stage an award acknowledgement ceremony for our
top 3 male and female finishers of our 10K, the top
male/female of our Half Marathon and the top male/female
of our 5K on our podium near the start/finish line
area. All prize money and age group awards will be sent
out separately once our results are made official.
Awards are sent out from our office within a two week
period in mid-May and can be expected to be received by
the end of May.
18. How do award winners receive their
Awards will be mailed to the 10K, 5K
and Half Marathon award winners within 2 weeks after the event.
19. What do I do with my tear-off tag?
A tear-off tag is not
needed for timing and scoring.
20. How do I
attach my timing bib number?
The race will be
timed by Mtech using the MYLAPS BibTag timing system. The
BibTag system is a revolutionary new technology introduced
by MYLAPS Sports Timing, formerly known as ChampionChip.
The BibTag is a disposable timing chip in the form of a
sticker that comes attached to your Bib.
follow these instructions when attaching the Bib:
- Do not fold or crumple the Bib
- Do not remove
- Attach the Bib using pins on all four corners
Position the Bib correctly on your chest: visible and on top
of your clothing
21. What time does the last bus leave?
The last shuttle
bus back to the VAMC will leave Minnehaha Park at
22. Are there water stops on the course?
All of the races
have water available at the start and finish.
Water stops on the
course as follows:
- 10K at the half way point (approximately 3 miles).
- Half Marathon has total of 5 stops.
- 2K no water stop on the course.
- 5K no water stop on the course.
If additional water is needed,
please carry water bottle to refill at the water stops.
23. Can I wear
Get in Gear
discourages the use of headphones during the road races, but will not
be enforcing otherwise. If you choose to
listen to portable sound, you are advised to be able to hear your
surroundings for safety purposes. Please see
USATF amends headphone rule
24. Are dogs allowed on the course?
Pets of any
kind are not allowed on the race course from
8:00a.m. until Noon when the roads are re-opened for
traffic and the race is no longer functioning. The
permit and insurance for the Get in Gear events does not
provide for dogs on the race course.
25. Are strollers allowed on the course?
Strollers are not allowed on our 10K, 2K, or Half Marathon
races. However strollers can be in our 5K provided the stroller can reach the finish line within
the time limit of that race. If you are interested in
running with a stroller you are required to submit a
stroller registration and waiver form. For more
information on obtaining a stroller waiver please